Part answered FOI on monies & use

On 16 Nov 2013, at 19:28, “Julian Hall” <> wrote:

Dear June Husbands,



On September 12, 2013 I sent an FOI request that ran:




1. What is the total amount collected by Lambeth Council for the sale of ‘shortlife’ housing between 2011 and the present?



How much money has been subtracted for:


- Payments to central government?


- Fees for lawyers?


- Fees to vacant property managers?


- Fees for evictions (bailiffs, police etc)?


- Fees to contractors?


- Fees to auctioneers?


- Admin fees?


- Overtime or other bonuses paid to ‘shortlife’ housing staff at Lambeth?


- Any other expenses?



2. Furthermore what budgets or projects have the monies raised been allocated for and what amounts in each case?



On October 10, I received a reply from you (below) that gave me the answer to one part of the first question that £40, 713, 000 had been raised, you said that part of my enquiry had been mislaid but that it would be answered by 21 October.



It is now nearly month after this already delayed date and neither the rest of question 1 or question 2 have been answered.  I’m at a loss as to understand why and it inevitably makes me very curious as to what has happened and the reasons it has taken so long.






Julian Hall
Mobile: 07810 486658

Subject: Information Request Ref: 28619 – Shortlife
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:08:26 +0000

Dear Julian Hall


Please find attached “part” response to your enquiry dated 12 September 2013.


Unfortunately our system only provided part of the enquiry above.


We now require time to provide the rest of the information in your enquiry.  We hope to provide the rest of the information w/b 21 October.


I will keep you updated.



June Husbands

Property Support Officer

Valuation and Asset Management Services

London Borough of Lambeth

phone: 020 7926 9324

fax: 020 7926 9357


website: http//


3rd Floor

Hambrook House

Porden Road



Lambeth – the co-operative Council

Disclaimers apply for full details see

<IR 28619 – Shortlife Sales 2.docx>

Dear Julian Hall

Thank you for your enquiry requesting “What is the total amount collected by Lambeth Council for the sale of ‘shortlife’ housing between 2011 and the present?”

The total amount generated over the period is £40,713,000

Right to Review

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which your Freedom of Information request has been dealt with you can request an internal review by emailing (Please quote the reference number) or by writing to:

Freedom of Information Officer

Legal Services

Lambeth Town Hall

Brixton Hill



If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of the review you have a further right to appeal to the Information Commissioner, who regulates the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act. The Commissioner can be contacted at the following address:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane




Enquiry line: 01625 545745

Thank you for your interest in Lambeth Council.

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